Ginger Essential Oil

Ginger Essential Oil
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Ginger Essential Oil Details
  • Botanical name: Zingiber officinale
  • Country of origin: India
  • Extraction method: Steam distilled
  • Plant part: Rhizomes/roots
  • Aroma: Fresh, woody, warm, spicy, sweet
  • Consistency: Thin
  • Color: Light to pale yellow
  • Blends well with: Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Cinnamon Bark, Orange, Peppermint, Sandalwood, Ylang-ylang

Ginger essential oil is steam distilled from the dried root of the ginger plant, this oil is straw yellow in color, exhibiting a strong middle note. Its invigorating, warm, earthy and spicy scent has lemony notes, and when diffused helps to stimulate mental acuity and alertness and stimulate the appetite. Ginger essential oil is also known to ease a nervous stomach, motion sickness or morning sickness in pregnant women. Its warming effect has many beneficial mechanisms when used topically. Dilute to 1% in carrier oil or add a couple of drops to a warm bath to stimulate circulation and to ease joint pain and inflammation and lift the mood.

Suggested Uses of Ginger essential oil
  • Analgesic
  • Antibacterial
  • Antispasmodic
  • Aphrodisiac
  • Expectorant
  • Digestion
  • Stimulant
  • Diffuse 2-3 drops of Ginger essential oil into per 100ml of water to revitalize and rejuvenate the respiratory system
  • Reduce the feeling of morning sickness and motion sickness when diffused or used in an inhaler
  • Add 3-6 drops of Ginger essential oil to a teaspoon of carrier oil for a warming massage to relieve aches and pains, stimulate circulation and the immune system

On the recommendation of the International Federation of Aromatherapists, TruGardens does not endorse taking essential oils internally unless specifically directed and prescribed by a qualified healthcare practitioner who is also trained in clinical aromatherapy. Avoid using during pregnancy, or if you suspect you might be pregnant, except on the advice of a qualified practitioner. Store all essential oil products safely out of reach of children. Essential oils are potent, and a little bit goes a long way. Do not use essential oils undiluted directly on the skin as they can cause irritation. Keep away from children, and do not apply near the eyes, mucous membranes, sensitive or broken skin. Every individual reacts differently to essential oils: Always perform a ‘test patch’ properly diluted in carrier oil to determine sensitivity. This statement has not been approved, assessed or otherwise endorsed by the FDA. TruGardens does not in any way support the use of these products for the diagnosis, treatment, cure or prevention of any disease.